Keys N Krates

Keys N Krates



Keys N Krates are a Canadian electronic music band formed in 2008 out of Toronto, Ontario. The group consists of drummer Adam Tune, keyboardist David Matisse and turntablist Jr. Flo (Greg Dawson). The band started as a live hip-hop act reliant on rough a cappella loops on top of heavy bass-driven beats, and have since become a tight-knit trio of producers/performers.[1]

In 2013 Keys N Krates released their EP titled 'SOLOW' on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records. The first single off of SOLOW EP 'Treat Me Right' was premiered on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 program and received support from electronic music artists Diplo, Major Lazer, Flosstradamus and TNGHT.[2] Their second single off SOLOW EP 'Dum Dee Dum' was also premiered on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 program.[3]

The music video for 'Dum Dee Dum' was directed by Amos LeBlanc.[4] The video was nominated for a Prism Prize in Canada as well as a Berlin Music Video Award in Germany.[5][6] Keys N Krates later remixed the track which featured G.O.O.D. Music’s Cyhi The Prynce, King Louie, and Tree.[7] On September 23, 2016 'Dum Dee Dum' was certified Gold by The Recording Industry Association of America for reaching 500,000 units sold.[8]

In June 2014 Keys N Krates teamed up with Canadian producer/DJ Grandtheft and released the single 'Keep It 100' on Diplo's Mad Decent Records. The single was later featured in a TV ad for the animated film Minions (2015).[9]

In September 2014 Keys N Krates released their second EP via Dim Mak Records titled 'Every Nite'. The first single off of Every Nite EP titled 'Are We Faded' was premiered on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 program as well as the YouTube channel All Trap Music. The release of Every Nite EP ran in conjunction with the band's first headline tour across North America.[10]

In June 2015 Keys N Krates released the single 'Save Me' featuring British pop singer/songwriter Katy B. The single was featured by Pitchfork Magazine and was later nominated for 'Dance Recording Of The Year' at the 2016 JUNO Awards.[11][12] The Fader premiered the single 'U Already Know' online and announced the release of 'Midnite Mass' EP and the coinciding tour.[13] The track 'Nothing But Space feat. Aqui' off of Midnite Mass EP was premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Radio program on January 6th 2016.[14]

On January 15th 2016 Keys N Krates released 'Midnite Mass' EP to make it their 3rd EP release on Dim Mak Records. The release ran in conjunction with the Midnite Mass Tour, with dates across the United States and Canada featuring support acts Stooki Sound, Hermitude, GANZ and Jesse Slayter.[15]

On February 2nd, 2018 Keys N Krates released their debut album 'Cura' on Dim Mak Records. The album consists of 9 songs and features artists such as New Orleans based R&B singer/songwriter Ambré Perkins[16], Grammy Award nominee Tory Lanez, and up and coming hip-hop artist 070 Shake (G.O.O.D. Music)[17]. Keys N Krates have also set out on the 'Cura World Tour', with dates spanning across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Hungary and more to be announced[18]. 'Cura World Tour' is Keys N Krates' third major headline tour.



Cura is an album by musical group Keys N Krates, released on February 2, 2018.
My Night
My Night is a song by musical group Keys N Krates, released on January 23, 2018.
Do What U Do
Do What U Do is a song by musical group Keys N Krates, released on January 12, 2018.
Flute Loop
Flute Loop is a song by musical group Keys N Krates, released on December 26, 2017.

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Minor Film Appearances & References1

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Spotify - Albums & Singles37


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Video: Cashmere Cat, Major Lazer, & Tory Lanez – ‘Miss You’
  –  February 6, 2018
Hot off his Keys N Krates collaboration “Music to My Ears,” Tory Lanez joins Cashmere Cat and Major Lazer in the iced-out video for “Miss You.” Shot inside of an ice rink, the sleek visual prominently features dazzling figure skaters. At first ...
Keys N Krates Drop Hip Hop-Heavy Debut Album “Cura”
  –  February 6, 2018
There’s a good chance that you’re a fan of Keys N Krates because of “Dum Dee Dum.” No need to be ashamed of it – the single helped KnK break through tremendously in 2013 and rocketed them to the forefront of trap and live electronic music.
Keys N Krates' Exquisite Album 'Cura' LP Has Been Released
  –  February 5, 2018
Keys N Krates have released their highly anticipated 'Cura' album. After fans eagerly awaited its release, Cura, Keys N Krates' sensational first studio album, has finally hit the shelves. The album dives into universally diverse sonic tonality and ...
Listen: Keys N Krates – Music To My Ears ft. Tory Lanez | Stream
  –  February 2, 2018
The collective known as Keys N Krates are a group that we have gotten quite familiar with over the years. The electronic band returns to the interwebs today with something brand new for our listening enjoyment as they pair up with Tory Lanez for a new cut ...
Keys N Krates find a new groove on Cura
  –  February 2, 2018
Sometimes you know exactly where you want to go; other times, it’s just easier to go with the flow. After almost 10 years of being one of Toronto’s preeminent live hip-hop/electronic bands, the three guys in Keys N Krates are all about charting the ...
Keys N Krates Deliver The Vibes On Their Soulful Debut Album ‘Cura’
  –  February 2, 2018
The debut album from acclaimed electronic trio Keys N Krates is finally here, and it’s guaranteed have you vibing out. The group has released 5 EPs since 2011, but this is their first full-length and they went into a notably diverse direction. Fitting ...
Keys N Krates Break Down Their Debut Album 'Cura': Exclusive
  –  February 2, 2018
Keys N Krates' debut album, Cura, has officially arrived and out on Dim Mak Records. The nine-track LP includes features from Tory Lanez and 070 Shake, and according to Keys N Krates, the album came at a much needed time for them. "We kind of felt ...
Listen To Tory Lanez’ Electric New Song ‘Music To My Ears’ Prod. by Keys N Krates
  –  February 1, 2018
Tory Lanez is prepping the release of his new album Memories Don’t Die which is set to hit stores March 3rd. It will feature guest appearances from 50 Cent, Fabolous, Future and more. But the Toronto singer-rapper has also done a new collaboration with ...
Keys N Krates combine modern and nostalgic sounds on latest effort
  –  February 1, 2018
Dig beneath the electronic overlay of “Cura,” the latest album by Keys N Krates that drops Friday, and you’ll hear the sounds of yesteryear. Soul from ‘70s Blaxploitation films ... the mini-symphonies of Curtis Mayfield ... arrangements that echo ...
KC concerts Feb. 1-7: Vince Staples & Tyler, the Creator; Keys N Krates; Avatar
  –  January 30, 2018
In what may be considered a youthful transgression by some fans and hailed as a momentous opportunity by more charitable admirers, YBN Nahmir raps on a remix of “Hi Bich,” the latest single by Bhad Bhabie, the teen who became a viral sensation after ...
Keys N Krates Cura
  –  January 29, 2018
Though they've been a prominent voice in the electronic music community for the better part of a decade, Keys N Krates are finally set to unveil their first full-length album. Cura, out on Steve Aoki's Dim Mak label, is one of 2018's early standouts, and a ...
Smart Bets: Keys N Krates
  –  January 29, 2018
Building on their early days as a live hip-hop band, Toronto-based electronic music trio Keys N Krates blend that genre with house and U.K. bass music to get listeners moving. Additional influences appear to be working their way into the work of ...
5 Songs You Need to Listen to This Week
  –  January 26, 2018
Electronic group Keys n Krates come through with an airy, chilled-out dance tune for after the party. James Blake chops up vocals in an experimental new song. And alt-pop duo Leyya dig into playful sounds on a slick new album. "God's Plan," Drake Out of ...
The Top Tickets: Tickets for area concerts
  –  January 25, 2018
Justin Moore, March 16. Doors at 6:30 p.m. $47.25. Blackberry Smoke, Feb. 9. Doors at 7 p.m. $25-$40. Keys N Krates’ Cura Tour, Feb. 14. 8 p.m. $24-$39. Wade Bowen, Feb. 16. Doors at 7 p.m. $18-$33. Split Lip Rayfield, Feb. 17. 8 p.m. $10-$12.
Keys N Krates Share MY NIGHT Feat 070 Shake, Plus CURA Album Due 2/2
  –  January 23, 2018
Juno Award-winning act Keys N Krates take control on their latest single "My Night," a weighty hip hop track featuring haunting sung / rap vocals from rising GOOD Music artist 070 Shake. "It was easy to work with Keys N Krates because their workflow and ...
Premiere: Keys N Krates Drop New Banger "Do What U Do"
  –  January 11, 2018
The Canadian crew known as Keys N Krates have been on their grind for some time, helping perfect the idea of what live electronic music should look and sound like. After all of this time, they're only now coming 'round to drop their debut album, Cura ...


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